Trucking companies understand the risk of theft they face. In 2016, hundreds of trailers loaded with cargo were stolen, with an average loss of over $200,000. Rings of cargo thieves seem to be using increasingly sophisticated tactics to pull off big jobs. With this threat ever-present, it is important for trucking companies to stay on top of the newest technology and strategies to protect their cargo.
On April 7, 2017, an ISIS-inspired terrorist killed four people using a stolen beer truck in Stockholm. On December 19, 2016, another company’s truck was hijacked and driven into a crowd in a Berlin Christmas market, killing 12. How do you prevent your truck from being next?
The rise in cargo theft in Savannah, GA — the fastest-growing U.S. port — prompted topics of theft prevention and best practices at the recent Intermodal Savannah Security Conference. The Southeast Transportation Security Council (SETSC) joined forces with the GBI’s Major Theft Unit and the Georgia Center of Innovation for Logistics for the free, one-day event that shed some light on how to best combat this growing problem.
Original content supplied by J.J. Coughlin and SC-ISAC.
Additions made by Electric Guard Dog.
Memorial Day is Monday. Be alert as cargo thieves are preparing to strike warehouses and vehicles left unattended over the long, three-day weekend coming up May 26-29.
While it was the 34th anniversary of Idealease that brought together employees, suppliers, family and friends at the recent annual meeting — it was, as the theme suggests, “only the beginning” for more good things to come. Not the least of which is the level of growth and support for Idealease: attendance at the 34th Annual Meeting was up 15% over last year!